Northwestern University
Evanston, IL, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
22,008
Total Number of Undergrads
8,700
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
78%
20-39 Students
14%
40-99 Students
5%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
82%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
100%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
47%
52%
Ethnicity

African American
8%
Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
White
63%
Hispanic
6%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
1%

What Students Are Saying

4.26 Average Rating
Good stuff. Fun stuff.
William from Smithfield, VA
Yes, classes are hard and the quarter system makes them even harder. The quarters are shorter than semesters so before you know it you have mid terms and then finals! There is a lot of studying, reading, and writing papers so be prepared.
Melissa from Florida
Northwestern has a very rigorous environment.
Aurora from Madison, WI
the students and professors at northwestern understand hunger for knowledge and desire for creation. they want to see success in all of the students, but that means that they will receive an amazing, rigorous education.
jeremy from naperville, il
Classes here are fast paced and difficult. The professors are super helpful if you are willing to seek out help and there are many places to get assistance if you need it.
Naomi from Chicago, IL
Northwestern has an academic reputation and it stands by it. Courses at Northwestern are manageable but still challenging. Full time students typically take 3-5 classes per quarter, so it's relatively manageable. Students in the sciences or journalism have it a bit harder, because in addition to regular class time, they need to spend extra time in lab sessions. The tough part is managing the quarter system; quarters are 10 weeks long, which means that the pace is much faster than it would be at a school on semesters. It just takes some getting used to, especially since exams tend to sneak up on you.
Claudia from Park Ridge, NJ

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